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Ideology and Imperial Politics:the Evolution and Crisis of Post-War American Conservatism

Kong Yuan;Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences;  
This paper analyzes the evolution of post-war conservatism in the United States from the angle of the correlation between ideology and imperialist politics. The author attempts to point out that the conservative movement in the United States after the Second World War has undergone three phases,namely,the conservative anti-communist consensus formed in the aftermath of the War,the debate between neoconservatism and paleoconservatism in the post-cold-war period,and the"alternative right movement"initiated by Donald Trump.Because of the need for resisting communism during the cold war,American conservatism evolves from a change-resisting conservative mindset to an aggressive universalistic ideology. It finally becomes the major ideology that shores up American globalism in the post-cold-war period. However,as globalization creates a new margin vs. center paradigm in the United States,the old conservatism makes a comeback and combines with various kinds of anti-global ideology to form a new conservative movement.
【CateGory Index】: D771.2
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